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18 Feb 2019 | 06:48 AM UTC

Egypt: EU-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh February 24-25

Egypt News Alert

Egypt to host EU-Arab League Heads of State Summit on February 24-25 in Sharm el-Sheikh; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Sharm el-Sheikh


The EU and Arab League will hold a joint Heads of State Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh (South Sinai governorate) on Sunday, February 24, and Monday, February 25. It is unclear how many heads of state will attend the summit from the 22 Arab League and 28 EU countries, though high-level delegations are likely. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions, including road closures and checkpoints, are expected in Sharm el-Sheikh in the days leading up to and during the summit. 


Individuals in Sharm el-Sheikh are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate heightened security measures, associated disruptions, and limited hotel vacancies, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.


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